Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud has come under severe criticism from the fans once again following his dismal display in our defeat to Swansea City, with Arsenal Fan TV’s Claude Callegari stating that the Frenchman should pursue a modelling career.
Giroud drew a blank once again and was anonymous in what has transpired into a slight goal drought for the 28-year-old. He’s now failed to score in his last five games following a period in which he netted seven times in seven league appearances.
As Swansea City deployed 10 men behind the ball, Giroud was surrounded by a number of defenders and was left to feed off scraps in the first half.
However, on nights like that, Giroud’s limitations are evident and Claude couldn’t hide his frustrations when analysing the game.
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“We haven’t got a world-class striker, that’s it,” Claude fumed.
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“Theo (Walcott) isn’t a world-class striker, nor is Giroud.
“Giroud is a first class model – yes. He’s not a world-class striker.”
The fact we’re still debating our options up front, three years after Robin van Persie departed, is quite depressing given the number of transfer windows which have now passed.
Wenger’s public move for Luis Suarez (via The Guardian) indicates his acceptance that we need a top class forward if we’re to progress, yet he still hasn’t addressed the issue.
The lack of options on the market could make his job even more difficult this summer, but one thing is for sure – it will be a vital transfer window which could shape Wenger’s legacy at the club.
Check the interview with Claude below.